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Fairfield County's Giving Day raises over $2.25 million

Fairfield County's Giving Day yesterday brought in record-breaking generosity benefiting hundreds of nonprofits.  More than $2.25 million was raised by 15,000 donors for the nearly 400 organizations that were signed up.  Fairfield County's Community Foundation hosts the region's biggest philanthropic event, now in its eighth year.  Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue brought in about $200 during Giving Day.  The fire company had to cancel last year's big fundraisers--LobsterFest, Craft Beer Festival and Food Truck Festival due to the pandemic.  While they had a successful mailing event, golf tournament and Christmas Tree Sale, they still lost a lot of fundraising dollars last year.